Recently my son became great friends with a little boy who is in care. They’ve been great friends and talk about each other all the time. The little boy has returned to his birth mom now. While we hope that this will work out, it’s hard on Mr.H to suddenly not have his his best bud around. It’s sort of like he suddenly moved only there won’t be any letters or phone calls or a goodbye. His friend is just gone.
So I wanted to say thank you. Thank you to all of the people out there who support foster families by being friends their kids in care. Thank you for letting your kids get to know my kids. Thank you for not listening to the stereotypes. Thank you for not being afraid of my children. Thank you for letting your kids get to know kids that are coming from hard places. Thank you for inviting kids in care to birthdays, celebrations and play dates. Thank you for letting my kids see what un-traumatized kids their age are like. Thank you for helping my kids feel normal in some way. Thank you for befriending my child.
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